Ball Janik LLP has built one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier commercial litigation practices, perennially ranked as an industry leader by Chambers USA. Our trial lawyers have impressive academic credentials, national law firm experience and proven ability to take complex cases to trial and win. Our approach is pragmatic and cost-effective for clients. The results we achieve speak volumes. On behalf of plaintiffs, we have obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts, including the largest compensatory damages award in the United States in 2006, and the largest punitive damages award in Oregon history. As defense counsel, one reason we achieve favorable settlements is because opposing counsel knows we are willing and able to go to trial. We have also been hired on the eve of important hearings and trials. We have the intellectual and organizational resources, and experience, to step in at any stage, on any matter, and drive the case to a successful outcome.


Administrative Regulation

In federal court in Florida, the firm successfully challenged a National Marine Fisheries Service regulation closing the entire Gulf of Mexico to grouper fishing in 2005 and 2006. In federal court in Texas, the firm successfully challenged federal catch limits on red snapper that did not consider impacts of shrimp fishing. The firm has also represented a major Northwest ski area in the development of new facilities and a new master plan, including successful defense of National Environmental Policy Act documents in administrative appeals and before the federal courts.



Phillip E. Joseph

Angela M. Otto

Adele J. Ridenour

Peter S. Willcox-Jones

Robert W. Wilkinson


Natalia A. Duran

Allana D.E. Smith

Elijah C. Waring, Jr.